Agitation In Isheri-Oke Olowora, As Court Order Paralyzes Activities In 2 Banks And A Shopping Plaza


Monday, February 17, 2020 / 06.30PM / WebTV News & Investigations / Header Image Credit: WebTV


Business and commercial activities along the Isheri-Oke, Olowora area of Lagos state, were paralyzed today, as a court order seized the properties of 2 commercial banks and a major shopping plaza. 

Apart from the properties mentioned above, some residential properties in the area were also affected by the purported court order.


The Court Order, which is a judgment delivered by Justice Candide Johnson of Lagos State High Court dated May 03, 2016, enforced the possession of all the parcel of land and properties at Isheri-Oke and environs near Olowora in the Kosofe Local Government Area of Lagos state. 


The judgement which stated that the persons who are on the land through unauthorized families or entities are carrying out illegal acts has created a wave of uncertainty in the area over the development.


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On the two commercial banks, the inscription "Possession Taken Today By Court Order Today 17-02-2020" could be seen on the properties.


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Also included as properties affected by the possession order are one of the leading Pentecostal churches in Nigeria and a shopping plaza.


Some residential apartments were affected by the ordered possession in the Isheri-Oke, Olowora axis of the state.


The attorney to the family and initial owners of the land Micheal Adesegun Bakare and Olowora family, in a telephone interview with WebTV said he had received calls and enquiries for settlement on the property and land issues, arising from the High Court decision.


The Isheri-Oke Olowora land case was between the family of Prince Michael Adesegun and the Olowora family vs Mr. O. Asafa and others, and the 2016 judgement ruled in favour of the former.


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